Our spotlight series continues, featuring Marie Dunkley, who joined Henry Howard Finance in September 2018 as Head of Hard Asset Vendor, to create a new team within the company. The newly launched Hard Asset Vendor business has already increased in numbers, with two new appointments since, as its work supporting companies who offer finance solutions to their own business customers continues to expand.
Here, Marie tells us a bit more about herself, her new team and further plans for the business moving forward.
Tell us about yourself
I’ve been married for 31 years to Ian and have two sons, both in their 20s. I live just outside of Weston Super Mare and I’m a keen sports fan, with football, rugby and F1 topping the list. I also have a passion for holidays in the sun, and cars too.
What was it about HHF that attracted you to join the company?
Henry Howard Finance’s forward-thinking approach, customer centric ideals and growing own book lending is already making waves in the industry, and I am truly thrilled to be a part of its journey to establish a stronger presence in Vendor Asset Finance. To play a role in achieving the vision and support wider growth ambitions is a hugely exciting prospect.
What have you brought with you to your new role?
I joined Henry Howard Finance from DLL where I was the UK Sales Director for Construction, Transport and Industrial, and where the business was a mix of vendor and direct. Prior to that I was at Hitachi, having worked previously with GE for 21 years. My focus professionally has always been on commercial roles, either sales leadership or business development.
So, what does the Hard Asset Vendor team do?
We work with manufacturers and dealers in the construction, transport and material handling sectors, helping them grow and ultimately sell more equipment to their customers. We do this by being flexible, understanding the markets we operate in and being open to new ideas and solutions.
What does the rest of 2019 and beyond look like for Hard Asset Vendor at HHF?
Our team has already grown three-fold in the past six months and the level of business we have done within that time makes future recruitment opportunities extremely likely. The experience Ben Bennett, our senior account manager, and newly appointed account manager Simon Dodd bring to the team really is exceptional, and, coupled with our flexible approach, means we are looking forward to supporting even more companies across the UK throughout 2019 and beyond.
To contact the Hard Asset Vendor team at Henry Howard Finance please contact 01633 415222, or visit www.henryhowardfinance.co.uk.